§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has for his Department to celebrate in 1993 the European Year of the Elderly; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Hanley
I refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 13 July,Official Report, columns 430–31.
The Department of Health and Social Services in Northern Ireland is contributing to the development of the national programme for the year and, in addition, has set up a Northern Ireland steering group to plan and co-ordinate regional activities.